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World leaders promise to end, reverse deforestation by 2030

 

  • Brazil, where stretches of the Amazon rainforest have been cut down, was among the signatories. 
  • The pledge includes almost $19.2bn of public and private funds.
  • Experts welcomed the move, but warned a previous deal in 2014 had failed to slow deforestation at all and commitments needed to be delivered on. 
  • Felling trees contributes to climate change because it depletes forests that absorb vast amounts of the warming gas CO2.